Salem Witch Trials Memorial, Salem

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Salem Witch Trials Memorial features a row of benches installed in a stone wall. Each bench is engraved with the name of a victim of the trials. You might bring flowers or a memento to honor those who suffered the witch hunt. You are welcome to sit on benches. The memorial is next to the Peabody Essex Museum. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Salem holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Salem Witch Trials Memorial and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This memorial is so well thought out; even to the type of trees planted and the formation of the rock walls. Read about the features and then visit this small park for yourself  more »
  • The events from 1692 are obviously still a big part of Salem and it's nice that they did something so tasteful to honor the victims. I'd recommand going there after you've been to one of the museums s...  more »
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  • An amazing place full of history. Being from California, you can't wrap your head around the amount of history there is here. Just walking among grave stones that are several hundred years old is a rare experience you can't do in many places. And to be able to do it on the night before Halloween adds that extra layer of thrills and chills.
  • The Salem Witchcraft Trials Memorial, located very centrally near the Peabody Essex Museum, is a quiet, modest, and yet very effective memorial to the twenty people who were executed in Salem in 1692 for the crime of witchcraft. The simple granite blocks, each one bearing the name of one of the victims, are set into a stone wall surrounding the small compound. Please note that six of the twenty were men! Also, many of them came from places outside Salem, like Andover, even as far away as Wells, Maine. This is a good place to sit for a few minutes and contemplate what really happened here. (Please do not sit on the individual stone tablets, as some people like to do.) There are often local guides here, and some of them are better than others. Read a little information before coming here, so that this fascinating little chapter of American History comes into focus for you.

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